Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ever notice that...

...raw broccoli is a complete chore,


but cooked broccoli is CANDY. Sheer CANDY even when it's just steamed. Not that I'm complaining, but how does this happen?

2 comments:

Chrissi said...

Cooking brassicas dissipates the sulphur contained in the plant's cell walls. I'm a big science nerd. What can I say - I love Alton Brown and Good Eats. =D Try roasting it in the oven with balsamic vinegar and olive oil or just roasting it plain and topping it with balsamic glaze. You wanna talk about candy?! Yumm-o! Same goes for brussel sprouts. =) Steaming brassicas in chicken stock works some scientific magic, too. =)

rlw said...

Thanks! When Wally came home I was chasing him asking HOW, HOW does the broccoli become cannnndy, and his only response was "it doesn't." Party pooper. Maybe the brussel sprouts will change his mind!

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